Can American markets shake off last week’s gloom, a plunge in Japan, and sliding European markets? They might.
After falling initially by nearly 3%, Japan’s Nikkei recovered a little ground, ending only down 2.3%.
Shares across Europe are drifting lower on news that RBS (RBS) will be forced by regulators to shed more assets. That stock is down a big 7%.
But China was up big on the back of good manufacturing numbers and, surprise-surprise, US futures are actually perking higher this morning.
From Bloomberg, here’s a look at where we stand with nearly 4 hours to go until the bell rings.